Aug1111/08/2021 1:00:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 631, we ask have you got your fair entries ready yet? The deadline for submitting entries online is this Friday, Aug. 13…and in anticipation of the upcoming 165th Bayfield Community Fair the Bayfield Historical Society offers us a trip down memory lane in this week’s photo story…

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Aug303/08/2021 8:20:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 630, as the calendar flips to August we are noticing that some avenues of extracurricular entertainment is returning to the area. This week, we learn more about just a few of these events such as, the Bayfield Centre for the Arts first exhibition and sale as well as the Bayfield Community Fair…finally, some fun things to write on that calendar to look forward too!

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Jul2727/07/2021 11:41:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 629, we take a leisurely stroll along the village’s historic Main Street, we invite those who currently aren’t able to visit, or those who haven’t been in a while, to take this walk with us in our photo story. And happy almost Civic Holiday Weekend, everyone!

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Jul2020/07/2021 11:08:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 628, upon examination of this week’s headlines one thing is missing - COVID-19! Yes, in what may be a first since March of 2020 there are no articles about the pandemic, COVID cases or vaccination clinics…now that isn’t to say the crisis is over but it is perhaps a sign that it has lessened to the point that it is no longer as headline worthy as it once was and that is some really good news!

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Jul1313/07/2021 10:37:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In issue 627, we experience a little deja vu as Friday marks one year since Stage 3 of the provincial reopening began while it is also the day the province moves to Step 3 in reopening…let’s hope I’m not penning something similar in 2022…stay safe, be kind and enjoy what Step 3 has to offer...read more...

 

Jul606/07/2021 9:46:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 626, we reflect on 12 years of producing the Bayfield Breeze, as our first issue was published on July 9, 2009. The Bayfield Breeze team would like to thank everyone who has supported us all these years as well as those who have discovered us along the way. These last 69 weeks, since the pandemic was declared, have proved to be the most challenging of all, but with the help of our resilient community, the voice of the village can still be heard. Please keep those articles coming in and Happy Anniversary Bayfield Breeze!

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Jun3030/06/2021 12:18:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 625, we recognize that today is the day that Ontario moves to Step 2 of reopening. What does this mean? Well, hairstylists and other personal care providers are finally allowed to resume their businesses, retail stores and patios can expand their capacity, outdoor gatherings can increase to 25 people and indoor gatherings of up to five people will be allowed - all steps in the right direction as we hopefully move toward a happier and healthier summer season.

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Jun2222/06/2021 11:46:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 624, summer 2021 has arrived and although it may be reminiscent of summer 2020 there are some differences, namely: Pfizer, Moderna and Astrazeneca. Learn more about the ongoing vaccination procedures in the county this week. And in our photo story, we travel back in time through the photography of Reuban Sallows in anticipation of the upcoming Bayfield Historical Society Virtual AGM...

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Jun1515/06/2021 8:29:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 623, we learn how village folks are keeping Bayfield looking spiffy with the recent refurbishment of the Community Bulletin Board and the upcoming Repair the Stairs Campaign for Pioneer Park and in our photo story, we enjoyed our visit to Clinton for the Back Alley Art Extravaganza so much last week we decided to head back and check out the art in the East alley...

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Jun808/06/2021 10:38:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 622, the countdown is on to the reopening of some shops and restaurant patios this Friday, please remember to be patient and extra kind if you choose to patronize these places of business. In our photo story, we head to Clinton and take a stroll down one of the back alleys where many county residents have shared their artistic talents to brighten and inspire all who walk by...

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Jun202/06/2021 12:22:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 621, we recognize today, June 2, as the day the provincial stay-at-home order expires. But what is there to celebrate when not much will change until the first phase of the reopening plan comes into effect on June 16? Despite adversity, our resilient community continues to plan, hope and progress as evidenced by several articles published this week. And in our photo story, we take a look back at a decade of the Bayfield Lions’ Clubs Walk for Dog Guides as a socially distanced version of the event is planned for this coming Sunday.

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May2525/05/2021 11:39:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 620, lockdown continues and we all forge on making the best out of a wearisome situation. Several of this week’s articles demonstrate that community organizations aren’t taking a break from their need to contribute, some are coming up with different ways to fundraise while others are asking for fresh volunteers to help. In our photo story, we share another pandemic opportunity with the chance for book-lovers from far and wide to take part in the virtual Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story...

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May1818/05/2021 10:58:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 619, we reflect on another Victoria Day in lockdown, please consider COVID safe ways to enjoy the first long weekend of the season so that the other long weekends can be celebrated with less restrictions because we here at the Bayfield Breeze are really missing covering events like the Optimist Club's Rubber Duck Race. We take a look back at all of the ducks that crossed the finish line in this week's photo story...

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May1212/05/2021 12:10:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 618, we learn what Bluewater council voted in favor of with regards to the Bayfield Main Street Revitalization Project…

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May505/05/2021 12:14:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 617, non-profits and charities rely on community fundraisers to maintain services and programs and the pandemic isn’t making it easy. May and June seem to be the months when a few of these groups are encouraging people to participate by getting active. Read up on how you can support service dogs, hospice. Alzheimers programming and Big Brothers and Big Sisters in the coming days simply by pledging and heading out for a walk. And in our photos story, we have a chat with Director Brad Turner and Executive Producer Jessica Petelle as we’re just 13 days away from the Canadian release of their movie "Trigger Point”…coming to a living room near you via VOD, May 18th!

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Apr2727/04/2021 11:30:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 616, we ask the question - why isn’t Earth Day, every day? Thankfully, there are so many folks trying to do better for the only Earth we’ve got during these trying times…Blue Bayfield has published a new book on ways to keep the Great Lakes healthy and the Bayfield PACC organized a COVID-safe community clean-up that was as easy as walking the family dog...

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Apr2020/04/2021 11:08:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 615, it is evident in several articles that Bayfield and surrounding area is home to many, many wonderful volunteers who continue to do their best during these challenging times. This week is National Volunteer Week. This year the theme is "The Value of One - The Power of Many”. The theme encourages us to reflect on the many acts of kindness made by millions of individuals and the magic that happens when these people unite towards a common goal, so, to all our marvellous community volunteers may we offer a great big, “Thank you!"

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Apr1313/04/2021 7:42:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 614, precisely one year ago this was what we posted here for Issue 562…"five weeks have transpired since COVID-19 became the top story of the day with very little sign of abating from the headlines…people working and studying from home are now having trouble remembering what day it is…well folks, we are here to remind you that it’s Wednesday!” Change the timeline to 57 weeks ago and this comment is still very valid. And we are once again here to remind you that it's Wednesday!

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Apr707/04/2021 12:36:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 613, cancellations and postponements are the new normal as we enter another provincial shutdown in an attempt to curb a third way of COVID-19 cases. In our photo story, we share another Decade Retrospective, this time featuring the Bayfield’s Optimist Club’s Easter egg hunt...

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Mar3131/03/2021 9:27:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 612, Easter weekend is upon us, a time for renewal and hope...the perfect segue into our photo story, as we visit with the volunteers at Bayfield Forgotten Felines to celebrate a few of their successful adoptions and highlight some of the cats still waiting...

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Mar2323/03/2021 10:34:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 611, we read how volunteers continue to make a difference in this community by creating avenues for artistic expression, encouraging us to appreciate nature and helping us preserve history. One extremely fine example of this volunteerism can be found in our photo story, as we learn how the Bayfield Lions’ Club plan to celebrate their upcoming 75th anniversary...

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Mar1616/03/2021 9:03:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 610, we look forward to the official retreat of winter on Saturday as spring arrives.Set your alarm for 5:37 a.m. if you want to celebrate the exact time. Signs of the new season are everywhere, including overhead, as the Tundra Swans are taking their annual rest at the old Thedford Bog. These beautiful birds are the subject of this week’s photo story...

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Mar909/03/2021 10:08:00 PM by Dennis Pal

 

In Issue 609, the village welcomes a new fire vehicle and in our photo story we head out on the Woodland Trail with several hikers who were looking for a robust way to recognize International Women’s Day...

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Mar303/03/2021 8:04:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 608, we turn the calendar page to March and discover a lot of virtual events for people to log onto, municipal public meetings, World Day of Prayer and Bayfield Reads are just examples of how the community can still connect while staying apart. And in our photo story, we harken back to the days when we could still gather in-person while we reminisce about the Bayfield Town Hall Cabaret shows...

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Feb2323/02/2021 10:25:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 607, we learn all about the wonderfully optimistic hikes that the Bayfield River Valley Trails Association volunteers have planned for 2021 and in our photo story, we turn a few pages of a new book by David W Scott on the subject of “Huron County Hockey Heroes”. Readers may be surprised to discover just how many of these players grew up in the “neighbourhood”...

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Feb1717/02/2021 7:16:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 606, we recognize that after 53 days, lockdown restrictions are relaxing in the region. In Huron-Perth, we are back to where we were in December of last year - the orange-restrict level, however, Mother Nature is insistent on keeping us at the white-level with some wintery weather in the forecast. On the brighter side, we are 58 days into the season with just 33 days remaining until Spring. Now is that time of year when people turn to soup for comfort, and while there is no Soup’s On, Bayfield!” this year we can savour events gone by in this week’s photo story...

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Feb1010/02/2021 8:35:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 605, we head to the Bayfield River to watch the first of two arches get lifted into place alongside the new bridge currently under construction...

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Feb303/02/2021 9:04:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 604, we preview the five finalists for Bayfield Reads coming up on March 7th and for anyone interested in reading about local history we take a look at a new book by Bonnie Sitter in this edition’s photo story because February in lockdown is the perfect time to do some reading!

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Jan2626/01/2021 10:59:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 603, we learn some of the history behind the fishing tug “Last Time”. A familiar visitor to Bayfield Harbour, the boat caused quite a stir earlier this week when it took on water while docked and became semi-submerged beneath the icy surface…

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Jan1919/01/2021 7:45:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 602, looking for something you can do from the comfort of your couch during the provincial state of emergency? How about vote, eat and watch a concert? We explain how you can do all three this week…we invite you to read on...

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Jan1313/01/2021 7:49:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 601, we share a page or two out of a new book by local historian David Yates because reading is a nice pastime during a lockdown and also because “ those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"...

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Jan505/01/2021 10:46:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 600, well that seems a bit surreal doesn’t it? Yes, we are celebrating our 600th publication of the Bayfield Breeze this week and just to make it all that more memorable it is also day 12 of the provincial lockdown. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis calendars for the start of 2021 are mostly blank but here in Huron County folks are fortunate enough to be able to go for long, uninterrupted walks, sometimes in the snow, and we do just that in our photo story ...

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